[ltp] is there a way to mount an encrypted USB drive?

Tino Keitel linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Fri, 29 Jun 2012 20:51:12 +0200

On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 18:46:44 +0000, tony.martin-5nwd8ls@cool.fr.nf wrote:
> The thinkpad BIOS supports hardware encryption, but it only prompts
> for passwords on SATA-attached drives.  It does not find USB-attached
> HDDs that have hardware encryption, and does not prompt for a
> password.  How can these drives be mounted?

I guess it doesn't work because HDD hardware encryption is controlled
over ATA commands that don't work over USB.